Centerpiece: Live at the Blue Note ()

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Centerpiece: Live at the Blue Note - Al Grey
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  1. Diz Related
  2. South Side
  3. I Wish I Knew
  4. Homage to Norman
  5. Nascimento
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  1. Diz Related
  2. South Side
  3. I Wish I Knew
  4. Homage to Norman
  5. Nascimento
  6. S.W.B. Blues
  7. Lester Leaps In
  8. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
  9. Centerpiece
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Basie-style blues and swing are the foundation of this amiable live set from 1995. This is no surprise, given Al Grey's and Harry "Sweets" Edison's work with the Count -- Grey most notably from 1957-1961 and Edison from 1938-1950. From that base, though, the two take divergent paths here. Renowned though he is for his brassy bravado and skill with the plunger mute, Grey seems too firmly planted in an earlier era, so much so that his playing can come across as nostalgic routines. It is actually elder statesman Edison (at 79, ...

Centerpiece: Live at the Blue Note 1995, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408337925

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